Independent Grape Growers - Paso Robles Area
Gold Members

Recent Advances in the Management of Vineyard Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Plus Insect Pest Management

July 17, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jul 17, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Hopefully everyone has been keeping up on their powdery mildew preventative measures. But are you doing everything you can? Join us at our July seminar to learn about the latest advances in the use of cultural practices and pesticide applications for controlling powdery mildew and botrytis in the vineyard, especially with regard to unusual weather occurrences, such as tropical storms.


Do you have insect problems in your vineyard? Do you know what kind? Have you looked? July fungicide treatment is typically when insecticides are added to the spray tank mix. Make your treatment as effective as possible by accurately identifying the target species and selecting the optimum treatment options. Hear the latest on cultural methods, including promotion of beneficial insects, and the available chemical insecticide products for both conventional and organic applications.


Dr. Shunping Ding (Powdery Mildew & Botrytis)

Assistant Professor in Wine and Viticulture and Horticulture and Crop Science

"I teach courses that involve plant pathology, grapevine diseases, and plant disease management. My research interests include studying fungicide resistance in grapevine pathogens, grapevine disease diagnosis and epidemiology, and testing sources of disease resistance in grapes. I am also interested in working to increase sustainability of wine grape production."


Dr. Michael Costello (Insect Pest Management)

Professor, Viticulture

"My research field in general is cultural controls for insects and mites on grapes, and my current project involves genetic analysis of vine response to environmental variables such as drought, pesticides and spider mites."




For growers looking to receive the full 2 hours of Continuing Education, you must be online the entire time and participate with the chat, camera, and quizzes.

* Keeping track of hours is the grower's responsibility

* All attendees, including PAs (Private Applicators), taking the seminar for CE credit will be required to enter their permit number on the examination

* Everyone earning credit will still receive a Verification of Attendance for their records

As always, our seminars are FREE for Members and just $30 per person for Guests.  Feel free to invite other vineyard owners and managers that you think might be interested in the topics this month.




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